Solent, The

Solent, The (sōˈlənt) [key], channel, c.30 mi (50 km) long and 3/4 to 5 mi (1.2–8 km) wide, between the Isle of Wight and Hampshire, S England. It serves as an anchorage for ships entering Southampton Water. Yacht races are held there.

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